Gosport Reading Groups Christmas Quiz 2 – General Knowledge THE ANSWERS

Article published on December 22, 2015.

 

  1. Which Italian novel for children has been adapted in over 240 languages

The adventures of Pinocchio

 

  1. In a famous novel, who has a mother called Duchess

     Black Beauty

 

  1. Which book is the first in the series and followed by Petals on the Wind

     Flowers in the Attic

 

  1. The Curse of Capistrano, a 1919 story by Johnston McCulley is the first work to feature which

fictional character

     Zorro

 

  1. Jeffery Archer was made a life peer in 1992 as Baron Archer of which seaside town

     Weston-Super-Mare

 

  1. Who was the rector of Eversley, Hampshire from 1847 to 1875

     Charles Kingsley (Water Babies)

 

  1. Which book had to be owned by every member of his country’s adult population?

     Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book

 

  1. In literature which 1719 book was gained wide acceptance as ‘the first English novel’

   Robinson Crusoe

 

  1. What do all the following writers have in common Hans Christian Anderson, John Irving,

Agatha Christie, W B Yeats and Terry Goodkind

   They are all dyslexic

 

  1. Which word did Sheikh Din Muhammad, the first Indian to publish a book in English, introduce

to the English language?

 

  1. Cummerbund
  2. Shampoo
  3. Verandah

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